I don’t know about you but…all this talk of anti-aging is starting to get to me. I don’t want to anti anything! In the 60’s, it was anti-war and now, it’s anti-aging!!! Sounds like we are at war again.
How About Calling It Pro-Aging!
On the island of Okinawa, Japan, there is one of the highest percentages of centenarians per capita. In 2015, it was reported that there were 61,000 people over 100 years old in that country (averages to 50 per 100,000 and in the US, it is 10-20 per 100,000). There are numerous reasons for this and movement and nutrition are a big part of the equation. The people there are not regarding as old, they are regarded as wise. Maybe one of the reasons they are respected as they get older is that they don’t “act” older. They still find joy in everyday living no matter their circumstances. We should take heed of how they are living their lives so that we can live ours with such dignity, energy, and vitality.
If you have fallen into the category of women who are feeling less than ecstatic about their next birthday, let’s think about thinking differently. We are what we focus on. Period. If you wake up and look in the mirror and tell yourself all kinds of negative things, that is how you will feel. Negative. That’s no place to live your life.
First, we must consider daily, our gratitude list. I know you’ve heard this before but, have you made an honest effort and kept a journal for 21 days? It’s life changing!
A Marathon at 89?
Fauja Singh ran his first marathon at 89 years of age. He had been feeling depressed since he had lost his wife and one of his sons. He is now 106 and still very active.
We need to move every day. Stretch before getting out of bed. Lift some weight. Take hot bubble baths by candlelight. Read for fun. Make your own iced latte at home. Exfoliate your skin. Use cuticle oil before bed. Do deep breathing exercises. Put lemon and cucumber in your water. Watch a great comedy. Invest in an adult coloring book. Get a puppy! Smile;-)